[R] R and computer heat

Dr Eberhard Lisse el at lisse.NA
Tue Oct 7 12:45:48 CEST 2008

Why don't you hack a little script that looks at system load,
temperature and date/time and writes it somewhere. Then
you can load it into R and plot it nicely :-))-O

Even compare it witht he desktop :-)-O


on 10/7/08 12:21 PM Alexandre Aguiar said the following:
> Hi,
> I noticed the temperature of my laptop rises sharply during execution of a 
> long R script that generates several hundred plots, all of them saved to 
> files. No screen output. Temps reached above 90 Celsius degrees in the box 
> and above 80 C deg in the processor. The machine turns on cooler at maximum 
> speed and exhaled air is really hot. Tried similar operations (batch 
> graphic and music format conversion) and temp rises were usual.
> System: laptop, Turion 64, Kubuntu Linux, Xorg X server, KDE 3.5.9, 
> R 2.7.2 compiled with MBCS, PCRE, etc.
> Could it be fake due to an interaction of some R piece with system monitors?
> Alexandre
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